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City of Honolulu Launches “Honolulu 311” Developed by CitySourced

CitySourced Inc., has launched ‘Honolulu 311.’ This is a smartphone reporting system which allows citizens to use smartphones to report abandoned vehicles, broken street lights, illegal dumping and a variety of other issues. “The Honolulu 311 system will help Honolulu become a lean, clean, smart city through the use of technology,” Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle said. “This is one of the goals this administration had envisioned to make city government more user-friendly.”


Mayor Carlisle told members of the press that three fellowship participants from the nonprofit Code for America organization have joined the city for five weeks to help promote the app to the public. The app is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.

Here is a quick news story walking through CitySourced App. Apps like this are great, and transformative for government. They empower citizens to take more initiative in their community, and become more involved in local issues that directly impact them. It’s great to see Honolulu developing the app and implementing technology in such an impactful way.


You can download a version of the Press Release or take a look below:

CITY LAUNCHES ‘HONOLULU 311’ SMARTPHONE REPORTING SYSTEM

(Weds Feb, 1,2012)— Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced the launch of “Honolulu 311,” a new system through which the public may use personal smartphones to report abandoned vehicles, broken street lights, illegal dumping and other issues. CitySourced Inc., of Los Angeles, developed and launched the mobile app for Honolulu.

“The Honolulu 311 system will help Honolulu become a lean, clean, smart city through the use of technology,” Carlisle said. “This is one of the goals this administration had envisioned to make city government more user-friendly.”

Besides encouraging the public to help alert City officials about ongoing issues, Honolulu 311 also allows people to submit photographs illustrating these situations, and can pinpoint their locations using smartphone GPS.

Honolulu 311 was activated today, and can be utilized by downloading the app from the app marketplace on a particular smartphone by typing in “Honolulu 311.” The app is available on iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry. CitySourced developed the ‘Honolulu 311′ app in order to help the city and county increase civic engagement.

The launch of the app comes after the City held a successful “Hackathon” conference two weeks ago. The City’s Department of Information Technology is continuing to develop some of the best applications for implementation later this year.

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Contact:

Forest A. Frizzell, Deputy Director Department of Information Technology, 808-768-7806.

Kurt Daradics, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development, 424-270-9445 [email protected]

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Profile Photo Megan Dotson

This is fantastic! Are there other mobile applications that can empower citizens to help their government respond and act like Honolulu 311 does? At the University of Florida, I remember them releasing an app to help UPD respond to illegal or bad behavior at football games anonymously…I’m sure this can be taken a step further too.

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